You probably associate mint with toothpaste or breath freshener, but it has been used as an herbal remedy and a spa soother in face packs, foot rubs, and bath soaks. Both peppermint and spearmint are very popular, especially for cooking, and if you’re not a gardener, you can easily find commercially dried leaves.
7 Mint Hints For Your Kitchen:
- Steam vegetables with mint in the water.
- Mix chopped mint with butter for boiled new potatoes.
- Mix chopped dried mint with mashed potatoes, olive oil and lemon juice for a healthy Mediterranean flair.
- Toss whole mint leaves in cooked rice before serving.
- Freeze whole mint leaves in ice cubes for tea or lemonade.
- Make salad dressing with mint, lemon juice, vinegar, and olive oil.
- Garnish desserts, vegetables, or roasts with a couple of sprigs of mint.
- Chew some fresh mint to cleanse your palate and your breath!
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